Automating WSS v3/MOSS 2007 development environment setup: part XV – Useful external tools

Hi, We now have most of what can offer Microsoft on our development platform. Approximately all the developers I met use additional tools and settings to ease their work (and especially with SharePoint). I selected few tools you may find useful, as their “features” are needed to develop on a Web platform: a very good…

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Automating WSS v3/MOSS 2007 development environment setup: part XIV – Install IE7 Developer Toolbar, WSS v3 and MOSS 2007 SDKs

Hi, Thanks for the support I received on this (long) series of posts. We are close to the end of it. So we now focus on more “developer centric” little tools: Internet Explorer 7 Developer Toolbar and Software Development Kits for WSS v3 and MOSS 2007. Internet Explorer 7 Developer Toolbar unattended setup This toolbar…

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Automating WSS v3/MOSS 2007 development environment setup: part IV – Unattended DC Promo

Hello, In the previous post, I described how to setup Windows Server 2003 an unattended way. Now, I’ll describe how to transform this server in a Domain Controller. It’s quite simple; just use an answer file, as an argument to the dcpromo.exe instruction. Now, like all answer files, a lot of crap (sorry, options) disturbs…

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Automating WSS v3/MOSS 2007 development environment setup: Part II – Decisions

Hello, Previous post discussed the different options (mandatory and others) you needed to evaluate before setting up a SharePoint development environment. In the next series, I plan to explain one way to create this an automated way (or unattended).To do so, I made these decisions for the environment: 1 Virtual Machine with 2 Virtual Hard…

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Automating WSS v3/MOSS 2007 development environment setup: Part I – Planning

Hello, Recently, I advised customers on their development environments. Many different options are possible and each choice done brings benefits and limitations. In this post and few others to follow, I will discuss the main options, with their impacts, and then describe how to automate the setup of the developers’ environment, to insure the use…

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